The Foreign Service Journal, July/August 2018

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JULY-AUGUST 2018 91 AFSA NEWS AFSAWelcomes 16th Consular Fellows Class On May 8, AFSAwelcomed 61 members of the 16th Consular Fellows class for a luncheon at the association’s headquarters building. AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson hosted the luncheon, and AFSAGoverning Board member Ambassador (ret.) TonyWayne, Labor Management Counselor Colleen Fal- lon-Lenaghan and other AFSA staff members were on hand to speak with the new Foreign Service members and answer their questions about AFSA and the many ways the association can assist, protect and advocate for them. More than 80 percent of the participants chose to join AFSA at the event. Above, members of the class talk to AFSA representatives at each table about the functions of AFSA in its dual role as a professional association and labor union. n CAL L I NG AL L FS AUTHORS ! In November The Foreign Service Journal will feature its annual “In Their OwnWrite” issue to celebrate the wealth of literary talent within the Foreign Service community. Genres include history, biography, mem- oirs, issues and policy, fiction and other topics. Foreign Service-affiliated authors whose books were published in 2017 or 2018 are invited to send us a copy of the book, along with a press release or backgrounder on it. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 5. For more information, please email journal@ . Send your materials and new books to the attention of: Dmitry Filipoff Publications Coordinator AFSA Publications Department 2101 E Street NW Washington DC 20037 n NEWS BRIEF AFSA/DONNAGORMAN